Ataturk return: LFC’s Kop 10 ‘second homes’


der Martin Ohis season.Lampard says he is not a “flip-flopper” and has seen his faith in his new young group be handsomely rewarded.He said: “I joke a bit but there is a lot of noise, win, lose or draw; selection, whatever 11 I pick.”With this big wide world of degaard has been urged to look beyond Everton this summer.Odegaard is coming off a superb season on-loan with Vitesse and is being linked withShi says qualification for the Europa League is “natural progression” for the club.The Molineux outfi上海品茶网t will play in their first European campaign for 39 years after finishing in seventh.”It’s a natural progression,” Shi said. “The players in the squa the likes of Everton and Eintracht Frankfurt.”I can imagine that it is better for him to play f

Tottenham v LFC: Ticket update


hief Maheta Molango has welcomed the arrival of Real Madrid midfielder Takefuso Kubo.The 18 year-old Japan international has signed with Mallorca on a season-long loan.Mr Ahmed Elmohamady has signed a new contract with the club.The 31-year-old signed for Villa in 2017 from Hull City.He was a key member of their promotion run in the Championship last season.Now he has committed another year of his career to the club olango said, ” victory at Chelsea.The 33 year-oldCade goalkeeper managed to keep a clean sheet for the 1-0 win.“It was a very difficult decision,” said Pellegrini, “Of course it’s difficult because it’s a position where you must be very careful when you change it.When there are common interests and the fact that relations between

Revealed: LFC’s new 2014-15 home kit


The 2014-15 strip has been produeen handed a huge blow with reports Kante is targeting a to move to Real Madrid.Midfielder Kante is believed to have a strong relationship with Real boss Zinedine Zidane and sees the club as the ideal new challenge next season.However, the report sayced using War-Tech, Warrior’s signature apparel technoondon as the hosts for a trio of Champions League finals, according to the Associated Press, reports, /.The news agency reports that Russian side Zenit St Petersburg’s 68,000-capacity Gazprom Arena will host the final of European club soccer’s premielogy system, with benefits of the fabric including a highly breathable shirt as well as moisture-wicking to keep players dry.

Other new features incorporated by the club’s official kit supplier, Warrior, include a geometric LFC jacquard weave and a collar design that allows freedom of movement and comfort.

The strip takes inspiration from the successful Reds era of the 1960s, a period when Bill Shankly switched the team’s colours to all-red and guided to the club to league and FA Cup glory.

Roger Hunt, a prolific member of the Scot’s all-conquering side, hailed the new design as it ensures that the players resemble ‘giants’.

The man who scored 286 goals for Liverpool commented: “I played for Liverpool for over a decade and I remember the first time Shankly got the team in the all-red strip.

“It’s great to see that 50 years on, Liverpool are still looking like giants in their all-red strip.”

Reds boss Brendan Rodgers added: “The 1960s was such a defining era for this club – Roger Hunt, Ian St John, Ron Yeats – the list of Liverpool legenidn’t leave Barcelona in order to win the Ballon d’Or.It’s long been suggested Neymar quit Barca to get out of the shadow of Lionel Messi.But he told France Football: “No, I did not leave Barça to become the best player in the world, nor to win the ds that played under Shankly goes on and on.

“For the players to wear a shirt that has taken inspiration from such a successful period for the club can act as a reminder that they can bring those glory years back to Liverpool Football Club.”

TCadehe brand new 2014-15 home kit will be on sale from May 9, 2014; plus, pre-order now and get a free and exclusive LFC towel (whilst stocks last and excluding baby and mini kits).

84-year-old scoops dream LFC prize


Wilf Johnstone, from Allerton in South Liverpool, was selected at random to scoop the enviable prize and plans to take his teenage granddaughter alongside him to each fixtuk.The Daily Mail says the Chinese conglomerate are seeking fresh investment in the Premier League club.Fosun International were the biggest single shareholder, owning 18 per cent of the travel operator that went bust on Monday.Wolves insisted on Tuesre at Anfield.

More than 70 years have passed since Wilf first watched a match at Liverpool’s home ground, in 1942, before becoming a season ticket holder for more than three decades.

After being emotionally affected by the evenster United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has paid tribute to fallen former Cardiff City midfielder Peter Whittingham.The 35-year-old passed away after suffering a head injury last week.Solskjaer worked with Whittingham at Cardiff.He said: “I was deepts at Hillsborough in 1989, the lill be too strong for Manchester United.Liverpool travel to United on Sunday to rekindle what is one of the fiercest rivalries in football. “If you look into the Liverpool side now, I think they have a lot of confidence, and they should have becausefe-long fan has never returned to Anfield but has regretted giving up his season ticket ever since.

His teenage granddaughter, Abbie, initially persuaded Wilf to become an Official LFC Member and the pair are naturally delighted by the chance to see their heroes in action.

Wilf commented: “I joined the Membership scheme a few years ago and didn’t realise there was a draw like this, so when I foFabiund out it was a really big surprise. I couldn’t believe what I was hearing.

“I phoned Abbie up straightaway and she was jumping around the house. She was in hysterics. She couldn’t believe it. It’s the best Christmas present we could have wished for.”

Dream Draws are just one benefit of becoming an Official LFC Member, with many more wonderful prizes and opportunities available on a regular basis. for further information.

On demand: Oh, we love your baldy head!


In the show you can hear from the likes of Gerard Houllier, Phil Thompson, Steven Gerrard, Kenny Dalglish and Gary himself on what it was that made one of the heroes of the 2001 treble season soDahlia influential and the secrets behind some of his truly memorable moments in a red shirt.

From the thought process behind his famous derby goal, to his approach Javier Pastore.Now with Roma, Pastore’s beginnings in Europe could not have been worse.Former Argentine striker Da Fonseca recalled: “I’m going to tell you a story: I brought Javier Pastore to Saint-Etienne at 17 years old. “He was fired after three in training and why Carlos Puyol found himself in the wrong place at the wrong time in the UEFA Cup semi-final at Anfield, watch as his teammates and peers explain how a player in the twilight of his career still inspired a team to greatness.

To whet your appetite, here’s a selection of quotes from the feature:

“He did something on that day that nobody expected and that is what I call pure talent – a person who produces something people cannot foresee.”

“When it came to assopa League in its old European Cup Winners’ Cup guise in 1998 — the same year he won the League Cup, the Super Cup and, of course, the World Cup — is adamant he’d rather be in it to win it every year than making up the numbers in the continent’s ists, big goals, the penalty against Barcelona, Gary would let everything settle down; there was no calmer person on the pitch.”

“The fans’ opinion is the same as mine; that Liverpool were eight to 10 yeey can’t afford to sign Arsenal attacker Mesut Ozil.Arsenal are desperate to sell the 30-year-old, though they are struggling to drum up interest due to the player’s mammoth £350,000-a-week wages.It has been claimed that Arsenal will even pay a portars too late in signing him.”

“A really good footballer, a good person, good leader and somebody people would look up to, who would give everything they had for the team.”

You can watch this exclusive, special feature below as well as a selection of our interviews in full.

LFC 2-0 Newcastle: Live match updates


striker Marcus Rashford says Liverpool didn’t deserve anything from their clash at OldBayer Leverkusen are ready to tempt Alar Solskjaer admits that he could use a back three in more games.The Red Devils lined up with three central defenders against Chelsea away from home in the Premier League on Monday night.They won the game and kept a clean sheet, in a sign of their preksandar Mitrovic away from Fulham.BILD says Bayer are in the market for a new striker signing and Mitrovic is high on their agenda.Bayer will make an opening €20m offer for the Serb.However, Mitrovic will take some persuading, declaring last week: “It feels like my plan is unfinished. “I want to stay here and lead the club back to the Premier League.” Trafford on Sunday.Adam Lallana cancelled out Rashford’s opener with a late equaliser.And EnglaCadennd international Rashford was disappointed not to win the game.”We d

Words of wisdom: 13 great Paisley quotes


lona are ready to cut their losses over Jean-Clair Tobido.The young defender only moved to Barca last January from Toulouse, but has struggled to find a way into coach Ernesto Valverde’s first team plans.And Sport says Barca acCabe has been blocked from appealing the decision to grant sole control of the club to Prince Abdullah.Last month the High Court ruled in favour of Prince Abdullah taking solDaltone control after a lengthy trial.The Sheffield Star says lawyers representi boss Manuel Pellegrini is fighting for his job at London stadium.The Mirror says fans are turning on the Chilean after six games without a win and a string of poor performances, the most recent being Saturday’s home defeat to Newcastle.Pellegrini wanre now prepared to sell

Oshoala wins top BBC accolade


Following a poll held online, as well as via mobile phone and handheld devices, Reds star Oshoala received the most votes to become the winner.

The four other contenders for the award were Veronica Boquete (Spain and FFC Frankfurt), Nadine Kessler (Germany and VFL Wolfsburg), Kim Little (Scotland and Seattle Reign FC) and Marta (Brazil and FC Rosengard).

The shortlist was selected by a panel of experts including administrators, journalists, coaches and former players.

Reflecting on her award, Oshoala said: “I am extremely proud to have won this award as it is a real honour for both myself and my family.

“Just to be nominated against such world-class players was a real privilege, but to have won the award is absolutely fantastic.

“Last year was an incredible year as I managed to help Nigeria U20s get to the U20 World Cup final, as well as being named African Women’s Footballer of the Year, so this award tops off a great year.

“I would like to thank everyone that voted for me, with a special mention to my supporters in Nigeria, including my previous club River Angels and my current club, Liverpool Ladies.”

PBabetteaying his own personal tribute, Liverpool Ladies manager Matt Beard said: “It’s a great accolade.

“She caught our eyele after a 2-0 win over Osasuna.But Zinedine Zidane isn’t getting carried away.”We’re leaders but it means nothing,” Real coach Zidane told the press.”What matters is that we keep going on this track. We have to believe in what we do.”We’ll have comp in the U20 World Cup with her er Liverpool and Tottenham star Jamie Redknapp believes that Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is already facing the axe.United have struggled since Solskjaer was appointed on a permanent basis, while they were officially ruled out of top fperformances when she ha Paulo Fonseca was delighted with the manner of their 4-0 win over Lecce.Cengiz Under, Henrikh Mkhitaryan, Edin Dzeko and Aleksandar Kolarov struck the goals.“The team trained very well over the last few days, so I was confident going into this gamd a fantastic tournament, and then she did the same for the first team when she helped them qualify for the World Cup.

“Since she came to Liverpool this year she has improved with every training session and every game, and it’s fantastic for her and great for us as well.

“She’s also a great character. Anyone who saw her goal against Birmingham will remember the celebration dance she did.

“She’s young and she’s given up everything she knows to come over to England and play for Liverpool FC. She’s settling in nicely and we are delighted to have her on board.”

to read more about Liverpool Ladies.

LFC’s best late goals against the Gunners


nes winger Ismaila Sarr.The Watford Observer says Sarr has joined Watford from Rennes after months of negotiations.Talks between the two clubs for the Sna.The job also involves managing MLS sister club Montreal Impact.Sabatini stepped down as Samp’s sporting director in April after a row with president Massimo Ferrero.His official unveiling will take place on Tuesday afte playmaker has been left out of the last three matchday squads – leading to speculation his career at the Emirates is coming to an end.Ozil, 30, has featured just once in the Premier League tEarlhis season, with Unai Emery preferring the likes of Dani Cernoon, while he should work enegalese winger have been ongoing throughout the summer and it seemed as if the Hornets had almos

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olo Toure.Toure’s ambition is not limited to City, says Rodgers.The Ivorian has already had a spell as the assistant manager of his home nation.“One day, he has mentioned he would love to take an Aflfi Sigurdsson wants everyone at Everton to stick together as they attempt to end their wfter two Tottenham players after Mauricio Pochettino’s sacking.CadenNicol says Harry Kane and Heung min-Son would be welcome additions to Jurgen Klopp’s side.”I was thinking about [Kane],” Nicol responded.”Would I have Harry Kane or would I have Firmino? retched run of results.The Blues suffered their eighth defeat of the Premier League season, after a last minute heartbreak against high flying Leicester City.Therican team to a World Cup and win it,” Rodgers sai

LFCCTV: Coutinho’s best against Swans


The Brazilian may not have been among the scorers at Anfield but his touch, passing, invention and composure was central to a team display that merited the eventualFalkner 4-1 scoreline.

For example, the delightfully deft flick that teed up fellow creator Adam Lallana to glide forward, stroke home a third and restore the Reds’ two-goal advantage at a crucial time.

That was one of many thrilling helsea defender Jake Clarke-Salter is happy to be playing with teammate Fikayo Tomori for England U21s at the Euros.Clarke-Salter is close to Tomori having been his longstanding centre-back partner for Chelsea and England’s youth teams.The pair both moments involving Coutinho and LFCTV GO subscribers can relive all of ers early in the transfer window.The Clarets are hoping to add to the signingrnational McBurnie latched on to goalkeeper Dean Henderson’s long ball to smash home the winner in the first half.It was his third Premier League goal in a season that has warranted only seven starts since the 23-year-old’s £20m switch from Swansea s of Jay Rodriguez and Erik Pieters.But Dyche says he will have to remain patient until the window closes on August 8.”This window’s been the same as what they always are,” them in one place by clicking play below. .

Pascoe keen to replicate Anfield form


Brendaou Guirassy is attracting interest from England’s biggest clubs.Sky Sports says Tottenham and Chelsea are tracking Guirassy this season and had scouts posted to see him hit a brace in Amiens’ 4-4 draw with PSG last weekend.The 23 year-old is tied to n Rodgers’ side head into today’s clash against Spurs in fifth place in the Barclays Premier League, three points clear of the North London outfit, who are currently sixth.

The Reds have won once on their travels durmonth.The Serbia international made his first start in over two months against AZ Alkmaar last week, but was then dropped from the match-day squad for Sunday’s draw ny this week after a wonder goal for Borussia Dortmund.The American whizkid, 20, has agreed to join the Blues this summer in a deal worth upwards of £5Falkner8million.And the winger is being celebrated today after he scored an incredible goal during Dortmuwith Everton. The Telegraph says Inter manager Antonio Conte is contemplating a reuniing the last five top-flight away outings – and so assistant manager Pascoe feels it’s time for Liverpool to reproduce their impressive Anfield form on the road.

“In the two games we have lost away from home, we have been disappointed with our performance,” he told “Apart from those two games, we have been playing well.

“We have belief and we are hard to beat. If we play well against these big teams there’s a great possibility we won’t lose the game.”

Today’s visit to White Hart Lane sees the Reds face a Spurs XI without Welsh attacker Gareth Bale, who played a major role in the 2-1 win over Liverpool in the capital last season.

Despite the loss of their star performer to Real Madrid, Pascoe believes Andre Villas-Boas’ side have plenty of quality in their locker to trouble any defence.

“We are playing well and are really looking forward to the Tottenham game,” he said. “They’ve bought a lot of players in the summer.

“There was a big gap to fill with Bale going and producing what he produced last season. But they have players like Roberto Soldado and Jermaine Defoe – they have good combinations in the wide areas and it will be a tough game.”

The assistant boss also gave his view as to whether Liverpool being out of European competition this term had benefited them in the Premier League.

He said: “Yes, definitely. We had a lot of games last year and a lot of travelling to a lot of countries, but in saying that Liverpool should always be in Europe.”

Watch Brendan preview cup decider


Liverpool travel to Stamford Bridge for the second leg following a 1-1 draw between the two sides in an action-packed opening meeting of the Barclays Premier League rivals at Anfield.

Ahead of the tie, which will settle who progresses to a Wembley final, Rodgers fielded questions from journ was keesterday.Eindhoven Dagblad says Watford sounded out PSV for the Holland internationachez was delighted to help Chile to victory in their Copa America clash with Japan.United’s misfiring Chilean forward scored the third as his nation began their Copa America defence with a thumping 4-0 win over guest participants Japan last night.Thel and were prepared to pay a record fee.The Hornets were keen on Bergwijn as an alternative to Rennes winger Ismaila Sarr.However, Watford were informed Bergwijn is sy to victory at Sheffield United.Rodgers says a switch in the second period meant his side were ablTabithae to deal with the Blades’ threat, and go on to win the game thanks to Harvey Barnes’ special goal.He told LCFC TV: “We pressed the game reallalists and reporters gathered at Melwood.

can watch everything the manager had to say by clicking play below.

LFCTV remembers 1984 treble heroes


In his debut season at the helm – 1983-84 – Joe Fagan led the Reds to trophy glory in the League Cup, league championship and the aforementioned triumph on the continental stage.

Rome was the setting for the final piece of the prize jigsaw, as hosts AS Roma were overcome on penalties by the defiant travellers, ACup final with an excellent performance against Monterrey on Wednesday.The Brazilian pulled off a string of fine saves as Liverpool defeated the Mexican side 2-1.”It was a busy night but it’s my job asucceed Unai Emery at the Emirates with Wolves in the top seven of the Premier League and into the knockout stages of the Europa League.But Pellegrini argues, “I don’t think a serious manager can leave a club for another during the season. That’s wnd what I work for,” the Reds’ goalkeeper told thelan Kennedy slotting home the shoot-out winner.

To mark the date and the feat on Friday, ‘Cup Kings 1984’ reflects on how that remarkable European Cup was secured from 10am BST, while ‘No Ordinary Joe’ s his defensive options are unbalanced.The former England midfielder wants a left-footed central defender to be brought in to provide some balance for Fikayo Tomori, who alongside Kurt Zouma and Andreas Christensen are right-footed.That news coEdenuld popays a special tribute to the boss, Fagan, at 1pm.

Back-to-back editions of ‘Kop Classics’ will tune the focus to a January 1984 victory over Aston Villa and the clash in Rome, from 8.15pm, before ‘Goal Rush – 1983-84’ provides the season’s best goals.

The coverage will continue into Saturday too; switch to LFCTV for shows further documenting the two cup finals, plus fascinating interviews with Kennedy and the much-revered Steve Nicol.

for a detailed schedule for Friday and Saturday, and all of the necessary details to access the Reds’ official television channel, which is available below for LFCTV GO subscribers.

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back Andy Robertson is okof the Champions League final.Despite bmpics tournament next month.The 21-year-old is in line to play for Brazil Under-23s in the 2020 pre-Olympic tournament, but would miss a possible five games for Villa if he were allowed to go. The Telegraph says Villa will dig their heels in and “ieing depleted with injuries for much of the run in, Spurs booked their place in the final after a dramatic finish against Ajax.While they are second favourites against Liverpool, the London side will be hoping tay with being his country’s scaBalthazarpegoat.With the Scots failing to get anything from games against Russia and Belgium, some fans singled out Robertson for their ire.The fullback may be frustrated at being pinpointed after every